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300 words: Describe Piaget's formal operations and how one achieves it.

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Jean Piaget's Four Stages of Cognitive Development include the Sensory Motor engagement, Pre-operational period, Concrete Operational time, and finally the Formal Operations Stage. The University of Georgia's Department of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology says, "Piaget believed all children pass through these phases to advance to the next level of cognitive development. In each stage, children demonstrate new intellectual abilities and increasingly complex understanding of the world. Stages cannot be "skipped"; intellectual development always follows this sequence. The ages at which children progress through the stages are averages--they vary with the environment and background of individual children. At any given ...

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The solution discusses Piaget's formal operations and how one achieves it throughout the various stages of life - from birth through adulthood.